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Day 335 – Cotton Candy Cupcakes

1 Jul

Today marks the beginning of the final month of My Year of Cupcakes.  Amazing.  So, I knew we needed a fun cupcake to kick off this month.  And how fun do these Cotton Candy Cupcakes (recipe below from On Sugar Mountain) look?

Cotton-Candy-Pink     Mini-Cotton-Candy-Pink

The cupcakes are moist and dense. Not sticky, but very chewy. They have really pretty flecks of pink from the cotton candy. They have a very sweet taste. Not terribly vanilla or any other distinct flavor. Just plain and sweet.


The frosting is smooth and creamy. It’s very, very sweet as well! Again, not a strong individual flavor, just sugary.

Cotton-Candy-Cupcake-blue     Mini-Cotton-Candy-blue

Together they have a stronger cotton candy taste, which is really just lightly flavored sugar…They are extremely sweet cupcakes. But would probably be a hit for any kids party!

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18.5


Cotton Candy Cupcakes (recipe from On Sugar Mountain)

Cotton Candy Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) at room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temp
  • 1 egg + 2 egg yolks, at room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cotton candy, firmly packed

Cotton Candy Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 to 3 tsp heavy cream
  • 1 oz cotton candy
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 8 oz powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

For directions visit On Sugar Mountain.

*Tomorrow: Vanilla Bean-Coconut Cupcakes*

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